Port reviews and tips for Rhine & Rhône Revealed on 2017-09-23.

Amsterdam, Netherlands Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 23, 2017

"The Rjik's museum, Anne Frank House and a canal boat tour are all worthwhile" - ronmurakami
"beware of pick pockets. Arrive at Schiphol airport 3 hours before your flight. It is a zoo." - sandytanzil
"Amsterdam has plenty to do for anyone's interests. " - realahab

Cologne, Germany Arrives at 7:00am - Sep 25, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 25, 2017

"Kolner Dom, take the chance to climb to the top! What a view!" - jetta77612870
"Stay in town and eat lunch at one of the many very good restaurants." - faulkfamily
"City tour was great -- loved guide Marcus! However, it left very little time to shop since the boat left Cologne at 12:15pm. Would have appreciated an extra hour or two (or start the walking tour earlier so we had time at the end)." - CruiserCouple

Rudesheim, Germany Arrives at 7:00am - Sep 26, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 26, 2017

"A lot of fun to have free time to explore the narrow streets of Old Town with taverns and shops." - olgalucia
"If your going to purchase a Black Forrest Coo Coo Clock this was the absolute best price on the entire trip! We are so glad to have bought ours here - all other stops were 200-300EU more for the same clock and they didn't charge the 12% tax and shipped right to our home door." - 10YrAnniversary
"Definitely take the Coffee Excursion! I would like to visit Rudesheim again on a non holiday, most everything was closed." - jetta77612870

Koblenz, Germany Arrives at 7:00am - Sep 26, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 26, 2017

"We took the Moselle Excursion didn't think it was worth the money! We very much enjoyed all the other optional tours we took" - WalterCraggs
"Wear sturdy shoes to Marksburg Castle" - Jen2002
"Optional Marksburg Castle Tour was really good" - pub46361865

Mainz (Heidelberg), Germany Arrives at 7:00am - Sep 27, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 27, 2017

"Did the guttenburg museum/walking tour in am and afternoon tour of heidelburg. Enjoyed both. Take advantage of the tours. The ship itself is a place to sleep and eat--i would hate to spend hours on the ship while in port--it just isnt that comfortable! " - Gabiwat

Strasbourg, France Arrives at 7:00am - Sep 28, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 28, 2017

"Definitely take the time to visit the Astronomical Clock! Wow!" - jetta77612870
"The cathedral was spectacular." - Missourifans
"Well worth it to add the all day optional tour to Alsace (food, wine, etc.)" - 1dancer

Breisach Am Rhine, Germany Arrives at 7:00am - Sep 29, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 29, 2017

"Take the hike to the cathedral over the town--well worth the walk, even in the rain!" - faulkfamily
"We did the Colmar WW2 excursion. This was wonderful. Our guide was so reverent about the happenings that took place there. We could feel her spirit. One of our favorites." - Cruiser57615137
"We did the tour to colmar, france, which was very nice. My husband did the bike tour and really enjoyed that....." - Gabiwat

Chalon-Sur-Saone, France Arrives at 7:00am - Sep 30, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 30, 2017

Basel, Switzerland Arrives at 7:00am - Sep 30, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Sep 30, 2017

"What a great city. Take some time to hang out with the Locals in the City Center, and visit the Rathaus. If you are visiting in a cooler month, find the Lady selling the Gluewhein!" - jetta77612870
"Unless you have a terrible fear of heights you should try the excursion to Pilatus. " - Cruiser13786790
"Did not arrive in time to tour " - strgtewpb

Macon, France Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 01, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 01, 2017

Tour Three Gorges Dam Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 01, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 01, 2017

"The Three Gorges Dam is a massive dam project. It took 4 escalators just to get up to a viewing area where we could look down on the dam. Later that evening our ship sailed through the ship lock but we had to wait to go through and it got late so we didn't get to experience the few hours of going through the ship lock there (many people did stay up for it though). The next day we did an excursion, which was a ride in a sampan (small boat) up a tributary of the Yangtze called the Goddess Stream, which was a tour of the Lesser Three Gorges. The hour and a half ride gave us some amazing views of the Goddess Stream and was really enjoyable." - rcar11
"The Three Gorges Dam is an interesting engineering achievement, but I'm not terribly interested in engineering. The view from on top of the Dam was lovely. There was little informed discussion of the environmental and human costs of building the Dam and displacing a million people." - WendyK1
"Local guide Mark was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The views from the top, even though it was overcast, were amazing! " - RebeccaA48

Lyon, France Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 02, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 02, 2017

"I would love to come back and stay longer. Lyon is a beautiful city; the 2nd largest in France and has some of the most amazing sights. We visited the basilica which was so beautiful and also the Paul Bocouse original restaurant is here." - hayleyj1
"Lyon was my favorite city. I would like to go back to Lyon." - CSouthworth
"The city tour was ok. I loved the old town and would have like to spend more time there. because of our walking problems, we always tried to take the tour bus back to the ship rather than trying to find our own way. The beaujoulais excursion was really good. Our guild was very knowledgeable and made the trip a lot of fun. Had plenty of time to explore everything. " - arandsferguson

Beaujolais Region Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 02, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 02, 2017

Viviers Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 04, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 04, 2017

Tournon, France Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 04, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 04, 2017

"Went on a train ride for the excursion. It was ok. Not a whole lot to see, except mountainous territory. Only had time at the top for a quick bathroom break, but there wasn't much to see anyway. It was nice to do something different, and we needed a break from walking through towns." - arandsferguson
"We loved Touron" - Calcteach

Avignon, France Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 05, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 05, 2017

"Be sure to browse the Seasonal Local Market - 20 local growers from Avignon and the area. Monday evening from 5 pm to 7: 30 PM." - glomarrone
"What a great city. We enjoyed seeing the Popes Palace and the market" - Calcteach
"No visit to this port should miss a tour of the Popes' Palace. You casn do a self guided tour, a tour with a headset for a couple of euro or a complete guided tour. There are plenty of videos inside - furnishings inside are scant. Still the place is beautiful." - glomarrone

Arles, France Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 06, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 06, 2017

"Arles is a fascinating city with a lot of history. The roman ruins were amazing" - Calcteach

Cote d’Azur Arrives at 7:00am - Oct 08, 2017, Departs at 5:00pm - Oct 08, 2017